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2017 NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships

5th – 8th October 2017

Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

NZ Gymnastics Championships 2017

Nelson will play host to the NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships, at the recently renovated Trafalgar Centre.

Gymnastics NZ will work alongside Gymnastics Nelson and the wider Top of the South community to deliver the event, where more than 500 young athletes, officials and volunteers and 1,500 spectators are expected to descend on Nelson for the event.

“Gymnastics Nelson is delighted to be hosting the Artistic Gymnastics Championships. To be able to use the Trafalgar Centre for the first time in three years for our provincial championships, just three months prior to the NZ Championships, is wonderful for all gymnasts, coaches and officials.” – Clinton Bloomfield, Gymnastics Nelson Club President.

“The Trafalgar Centre has undergone significant renovations to make the venue more seismic safe as well as to attract a broader range of major events so, for us and for our vibrant city, it is fantastic news that we have secured the NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships for 2017.” – Brent Maru, General Manager Facilities, Sport Tasman.

Venue Trafalgar Centre

The Trafalgar Centre is Nelson Tasman’s largest multi-purpose spectator sports and events arena. Built in the early 1970s originally as a sports stadium, the Centre has a history of hosting major cultural and entertainment events, and exhibitions.

Just a 10 minute stroll to the vibrant city centre and a 20 minute ocean drive from the airport, the Trafalgar Centre has been recently earthquake strengthened and upgraded. It contains two key spaces, the main arena and the new northern extension.

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Wednesday 4th is a training day.  More details of events can be seen here WAG and MAG timetable

Thursday 5 October

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
1STEP 7 Team & AA
Group 1
2STEP 7 Team & AA
Group 2
U18 AA & Team
3STEP 8 & 9 Team & AA
Level 6 Team & Apparatus
& 8 Team & AA
4STEP 10, SJE, JI & SI
Team & AA
Senior Open AA & Team

Friday 6th October

5STEP 5 Team & Apparatus
Group 1
Level 4 Team & Apparatus
6STEP 5 Team & Apparatus
Group 2
Level 5 Team & Apparatus
7STEP 6 Team & Apparatus
Group 1
MAG Forum
8STEP 6 Team & Apparatus
Group 2
Level 7 & 9 AA & Team

Saturday 7th October

9STEP 7 & 8 Apparatus FinalsLevel 4 AA Final
10STEP 5 AA FinalLevel 6 AA Final
11WAG ForumLevel 7, 8 & 9
Apparatus Finals
12STEP 9, 10, SJE, JI & SI
Apparatus Finals
U18 & Senior Open Apparatus Finals

Sunday 8th October

13STEP 6 AA FinalLevel 5 AA Final
14Special Awards &
Closing Ceremony
Special Awards &
Closing Ceremony

Flying to Nelson

Flights to Nelson

Air NZ – flight info

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington

Jetstar – flight info

  • Auckland
  • Wellington

Originair – flight info

  • Palmerston North
  • New Plymouth

Sounds Air – flight info

  • Paraparaumu
  • Wellington

air2there – flight info

  • Paraparaumu

Getting to The Trafalgar Centre

Staying on in Nelson?

Stay a while in Nelson

  • Visit the Abel Tasman National Park – Winter is often the best time.
  • Browse Nelson’s famous Saturday Market.
  • Nelson is NZ’s craft beer capital – follow the Beer Trail.
  • Chill out at Tahunanui Beach.
  • Visit local artist galleries.
  • Ride the Great Tasman Taste Trail.
  • Play Golf at Nelson’s Links.
  • Visit some of Nelson’s fantastic wineries.

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